Detaille Island, Antarctic Peninsula

Jan 23, 2019 - National Geographic Explorer

Adventure knows no bounds. Our ship has been exploring south of the Antarctic Circle for the past 48 hours. After awakening to a slice of blue sky and icebergs large enough to alter our course, our expedition headed to the historic Detaille Island. On shore, guests explored an abandoned hut filled with scientific remnants and other trinkets of everyday life in Antarctica. In the afternoon, we cruised through the calm, ice-filled water before stopping for a most necessary polar plunge. It’s difficult to understand just how far south we’ve gone and how remote the land is. There’s just a feeling inside that tells you that you’ve been to a special place. 

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Paul North

Undersea Specialist

Paul North is the founder of the educational nonprofit Meet the Ocean and host of its online podcast. As a polar diver with Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic, he tours the remote underwater landscapes of Antarctica and other sub-zero destinations to emphasize the importance, diversity, and unexpected color of the invertebrate kingdom.

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